Enterprise Systems and Organizational Issues in IS


In modern societies and in particular since the financial crisis legal requirements and regulations get more and more attention. The massive amount of regulations also affects management information systems (MIS) with an impact on both, the system level as well as the organizational level. To consider all these regulations is a challenging task for organizations which handle regulative complexity in different ways. Until now, the influence of the degree of regulation on the organization of MIS received only little attention in IS research. This paper introduces a theoretical model and research design that enables investigating the influence of regulation on the organization and success of MIS. The presented model is based on the contingency theory.